Q: Overheating car

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My car is overheating.

Hi. This is a serious issue and should be repaired before driving the vehicle. Make sure that the car has enough coolant. first, you should never have to add coolant, so if it is low, then there is a leak somewhere and it needs to be taken care of. Check underneath the car for puddles after it has sat for a few hours. There is also the thermostat to look at, which if failing, wouldn’t allow fresh coolant to flow through the engine. It is possible for rust to build up inside the radiator which would restrict the flow, causing excessive heat. Have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the overheating issue and replace any failing/damaged components.

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